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Cultural events for older people

Out and About offers complimentary tickets to Westminster residents aged 65 or above, to attend cultural events such as concerts.

Published on: 5 January 2021

Last updated: 4 February 2021

Sadly, due to COVID 19, the Out and About ticket scheme will not run in 2020. Scroll down to find out how to become a member and receive updates on Out and About ticket scheme 2021.

Out and About offers complimentary tickets to Westminster residents aged 65 or above, to attend cultural events such as concerts, exhibitions, film and theatre shows. You need to become a member of the scheme in order to receive tickets.

Previous offers have included tickets to the Turner Prize Exhibition at Tate Britain, Eaton Square Concerts, Young Classical Artists Trust concerts at Wigmore Hall and English National Opera Dress Rehearsals.

How the scheme works

Out and About runs every year between September and December. Once you are a member, you will automatically receive the programme of ticket offers by email, or by post if you don't have an email address.

The scheme is based entirely on voluntary donations from our partner organisations and therefore the choice of seating and the number of tickets are limited.

Become a member

To become a member, contact the Cultural Partnerships team by emailing: [email protected] with your name, age, postal address, telephone number and email address if you have one.

If you use a wheelchair or any walking aid, please tell us so that we may inform each venue. Staff are happy to make any arrangements necessary. 

Seating at ENO Dress Rehearsals is restricted to an area which is high and steep; these tickets aren't suitable for anyone suffering from dizziness or vertigo.

Request tickets

The Out and About scheme only runs from September to December each year. At the start of that period, members will receive the full programme of events, after which they can start applying for tickets by contacting the Cultural Partnerships team by emailing: [email protected]

Out and About offers a maximum of two tickets per household for each performance. Guests should also be residents aged 65 and over, unless you require a carer.

If you want two tickets, submit the name of your guest or carer when you apply.

You will only receive confirmation if you are allocated tickets. Please do not repeat your request for tickets, unless you have to cancel or change your options.

All tickets have to be collected at the venue, 30 minutes before the performance starts.